In the last class many controversial topics were brought up; whether or not we should be in Iraq, if what our president is doing is morally correct, whether or not protesting and standing up for what we believe in will actually change something, and if it is a waste should we settle and be practical, and of course were does god fit in all of this if he even fits at all. The topics that were brought up were very real and somewhat scary, but it was also comforting because we had a chance to express our thoughts and feelings on what's going on.
The question of whether we should be in Iraq in some ways has no real answer because we don't have all the information. From the information that we do have I feel that if we had not done anything what would stop this mad man from obtaining nuclear capability or the capability that he has now (chemical) and use it against innocent lives. If we were to stand by and let Sadaam oppress his people any more how would we differ from him. If what we here about his public executions, rape rooms and murders are true then why shouldn't he pay for his crimes and horrible acts. Why should a man like this live at all. Then you have the Iraqi people who are caught in the middle or should I say the front because they are the ones paying with their lives. I cringe at the thought of innocent people dying but how could these deaths be stopped if the leader of Iraq stations his troops in hospital, schools and heavy populated areas. So if you think about it are we the enemy or is Sadaam, I say this because many students in class spoke of the U.S. as if we are the enemy. Some students mention the fact of oil and that we are there for that sole reason, and if we were would it be so bad, does this world not revolve around the idea of survival of the fittest.
Bush is he our savior or will he be our downfall. I"d go with both; it makes me feel safe that he could react so quickly to a threat but also scares the shit out of me that he could react so quickly to a threat.